I have to say, if it isn't obvious, I just don't have the time to organize DS meets. I know, i'm not doing a very good job at being a good host in such a prestigious town like our own humble Los Angeles. But if you have ever tried to organize an event here in LA, you know that herding Los Angelenos is like herding Anarchists. It's next to impossible.
This is what I propose, someone just do it. Alex, I nominate you. But, I'm just the founder of the community, not the President, CEO or Minister. I just created it.
"...The Video Game Music thing at the Hollywood Bowl was a GREAT IDEA..."So someone get this thing going. I can offer my experience organizing events, that's about it. I can't pick dates, I can't phone people and I don't have the time to put my heart and soul into it like I used to. I'll consult, for free, but I can't run it. I'll attend it when I can, and so will my fairly large group of DS owning friends.
Here is one of my first suggestions, and it's an obvious one, lump the meet with some other event. Such as an opening day of a movie, theaterr or other venue. Something that will tie us together besides our DS. There is a gaming convention in Burbank at the end of the month. There are also a ton of movies coming out that we can all go to. Something. The Video Game Music thing at the Hollywood Bowl was a GREAT IDEA. I couldn't make it, I wonder if any of you did?
Another thing we can do to get people thinking more about it is to get people to join. So please tell all your friends that have or plan on getting DSs to join the community.
I also have a question, do any of you think that this LJ Community is too restrictive? Because if there is demand or interest I can create an email-list, or a Bulletin Board/Forum. I think this community can be used as a tool, but shouldn't be the primary tool. Not everyone is on LJ but everyone has email (that is anybody) and pretty much everyone can read and post on an BB/Forum. Thoughts?